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'Top Gun' gets 'evolution' in sequel 36 years on, says Cruise

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Looking forward to a long-awaited sequel.

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I struggle wading through 1 hour of the first outing.

The monikers, Iceman, Goose the mind boggles, Cougar, Stinger, Merlin  and finally Maverick. triumphalism, give that a capital T.

I am remanded of the Meet the Parents Pool Scene...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xgZBhe9roys

The iceman maverick element sums up Top Gun to a T

Jingoism writ large, tasteless.

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"You can be my wingman any time."........

Ahhh where's my machine gun.

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Please no. No more sequels

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@itsonlyrockandroll:

I feel the same way. And you can throw “Independence Day” in there too. Too much flag-waving for me.

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Have you seen what they have done to Star Trek, Dr WHO, what's next for 007?

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If even Kelly McGillis were on the cast for this sequel I would really congratulate them.

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female fighter pilots have joined the elite squadron, 

If course they have, and let me guess they will be better than the guys to. Gotta love Hollywood.

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If they really brought it up to date they would be computer game nerds operating drones from a darkened room and Cruise’s character would be a lost old fly boy lamenting the imminent demise of manned fighter jets!

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If I have ruined Top Gun aficionado day genuine apologies.

My friend loved the film, fan of Tom Cruise, she watched the DVD a number of times, can recite the quotes.

 "You don't have time to think up there. If you think, you're dead." Maverick: "Talk to me, Goose."

This is what I call a target-rich environment.”

“You’re not going to be happy unless you’re going Mach 2 with your hair on fire.”

I have to be physically restrained from call the crazy coach.

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Logged in only to say you couldn’t pay me to see this movie.

-2 ( +2 / -4 )

If it's good enough for Tom Cruise, it's good enough for me.

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Finally, a film worth going back to the theatre for. Can't wait.

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"The first 'Top Gun' was a reason a lot of these guys signed up for the Navy,"

So, another modern military recruitment commerc...ah, movie (see: Hurt Locker) and full of insane speed, wanton destruction, instant Death, and heterosexual testosteronicity to satisfy any quasi-feminist, with just the slightest dash of plot and drama as almost unnecessary glue to hold it together. What could be better? Sign me up and I'll pack my adrenals and leave my brain at home...59? How much CGI did they use in this production?

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FYI, this movie deleted Japanese flag from Maverick's flight jacket along with Taiwanese flag to appease Chinese censors and financiers who funded this movie.

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William BjornsonToday  05:06 am JST

"The first 'Top Gun' was a reason a lot of these guys signed up for the Navy,"

Did many people sign up for the Royal Navy after seeing 'Yellow Submarine' in 1968? Geez Louise, people.

In order to be a pilot, you have to be an officer and that means a college degree. AND if you qualify, you can get in Topgun Academy. It's an elite school. I remember this sensation too when I was in the Navy. the jingoistic sensation didn't bug me back then but now it makes me nauseous. Ever since the armchair warriors started getting their kicks watching Desert Storm on TV 24/7 (and throwing away the Cold War victory of 1989), it really makes me sick.

So, another modern military recruitment commerc...ah, movie (see: Hurt Locker) and full of insane speed, wanton destruction, instant Death, and heterosexual testosteronicity to satisfy any quasi-feminist, with just the slightest dash of plot and drama as almost unnecessary glue to hold it together. What could be better? Sign me up and I'll pack my adrenals and leave my brain at home...59? How much CGI did they use in this production?

Nobody has a military career for 36 years, let alone flying. Having this sequel now is a total insult to the intelligence, but it'll get those armchair generals' fists pumping and the flags (and mouths) a-flapping. Especially after Afghanistan. Never mind the crazy ISIS fallout from that wasteful 2003-2011 Iraq War. Some people never learn.

LamillyMay 5  05:10 pm JST

Please no. No more sequels

Enough is enough!

BigYenMay 5  05:42 pm JST

@itsonlyrockandroll:

I feel the same way. And you can throw “Independence Day” in there too. Too much flag-waving for me.

Gads. And that film was stocked to the hilt with lines and cliches from other flicks of the 90s. Jingoistic junk!

itsonlyrocknrollMay 5  05:45 pm JST

Have you seen what they have done to Star Trek, Dr WHO, what's next for 007?

And Marvel movies. Bastardized beyond all recognition. It's like when Jeff Goldblum got mutated too much in a teleporter accident in 'The Insect'. It's all become a huge ugly dangerous monster (the huge insect) and it has to be destroyed. Done away with.

yokohamaridesMay 5  07:14 pm JST

Logged in only to say you couldn’t pay me to see this movie.

Even if we didn't have CoVid still running rampant, you couldn't pay me to see this insipid rah-rah trash either. I've outgrown this unrealistic jive and this ain't the 80s anymore. Frankly my dear, I just don't give a DAMN.

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starpunk;

Don’t cry about it. It’s just a movie. If you don’t want to see it, don’t go see it.

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RiskyMosaicMay 6  07:56 pm JST

starpunk;

Don’t cry about it. It’s just a movie. If you don’t want to see it, don’t go see it.

Ain't no 'crying' about it. As a veteran who's been in it, experience says a lot. With experience, you know. If people want to be sheep then they're going to be sheep. If those armchair generals who never served but rah-rah all the 'drama' of war on TV are going to live in their childish fantasy worlds, then the joke is entirely on them. I have better things to do than that .

I've learned quite a lot of good positive things from my Navy career as well. Yet I don't think the public has a clue about it all. Since 1986 the US has gotten addicted to war as entertainment and that does sicken me. If nothing else, nothing like a dumb unrealistic sequel to keep an aging actor relevant and try to restore his marquee value, after all the Scientology jive and couch jumping. He's got a daughter to feed too, from that star-chaser Katie Holmes.

So try to revive the 'old times'/glory days with a tired old sequel. That's the tried and true way. Remember 'Back to the Beach' with Annette Funicello and Frankie Avalon, released in 1987? Does anyone want to? Some things you can't go back to.

But sell it and they will come. Commercialism, dig it up. All those armchair generals wah-ing about the Afghanistan dud war ending, come and get it! Get your kicks on the sequel to that film from Eighty-Six. Yeah! Suckas!

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